We wrap up the last month in Bahrain, from the parties to the art shows
Time Out Bahrain staff
Monster Creepy Crawlies
Anyone popping into Bahrain City Centre last month will have been confronted by 16 well-known insects, each 400 times their regular size, as part of the Monster Creepy Crawlies show. The exhibition was held in the mall’s galleria area, featuring wasps, stag beetles, spiders, scorpions and grasshoppers. With information panels accompanying the models, it was a chance for children and adults alike to learn more about these tiny lifeforms, and the role they play in the environment.
Happy birthday to event organisers Likwid Productions, which celebrated its 10th anniversay last month with a weekend of partying. Lebanese DJ Jade, resident of Beirut’s Basement, jetted in to kick things off on the Thursday with a night of house and techno, followed by a line-up of local DJs on Friday, including Mr K and Miled. Both events took place at the Palace Hotel, Adliya. The company has been responsible for some of the island’s most memorable parties – here’s to another 10 years!
A Beautiful Mess
Al Riwaq Gallery at Al A’ali Shopping Complex closed its doors at the end of July, and will open again at a new premises after the summer. But its final exhibition, entitled A Beautiful Mess, proved to be one of its most ambitious yet. Artists from around the island were invited to work directly onto to bare walls of the gallery for 10 days, with the results open to the public at the end of the month. The experiment resulted in graffiti, painting and creative writing covering the walls, floors and ceiling. Proof that the space will be missed.